Encyclopedia of Gerontology, Two-Volume Set
- Victor Marshall, Institute on Aging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Thomas Cole, Institute of the Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, U.S.A.
- David Solomon, President of Solomon Software Technologies
- Edward Masoro, University of Texas, San Antonio, U.S.A.
- K. Schaie, College of Health and Human Development, The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
- Gloria Gutman, Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Editor-in-Chief:
- James Birren, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Since the first edition, the research literature on aging continues to expand rapidly, reflecting both the rising interest of the scientific community and also the needs of a growing older population. In the year 1900, persons over 65 years of age were the smallest portion of developed societies. Today they are emerging as the largest. Aging is a complex process of change involving influences of a biological, behavioral, social, and environmental nature, all of which are explored in the context of this encyclopedia. The second edition includes all new articles and wholly new coverage of topics that have seen research advances. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com.
Research scientists and academics in gerontology and medical fields.
Imprint: Academic Press
"A synopsis of the work suggests a conceptual shift from viewing aging as a disease to viewing it as an area of sophisticated inquiry related to humankind's longevity and quality of life. Summing Up: Essential. Lower-/upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, professionals/practitioners, and general readers." --D.B. Hamilton, Western Michigan University for CHOICE, June 2007, Vol. 44, No. 10
- Abuse and Neglect of EldersAccelerated AgingAchievementAdaptationAddiction: GeneralAdult EducationAge StratificationAgeism and DiscriminationAlcohol and DrugsAllergic Reactivity in the ElderlyAndropauseAnxiety DisordersArthritis and Rheumatic DiseasesAssessment: NeuropsychologicalAtherosclerosisAttentionAutonomic Nervous SystemBalance, Posture and GaitBehavioral GeneticsBereavement and LossBioenergeticsBody: Composition, Weight, Height and BuildBrain and Central Nervous SystemCancer and AgeCancer: BreastCardiovascular SystemCareers in AgingCaregiving and Caring Cell DeathCellular Aging: Growth Factors and Cellular SenescenceCellular Signal TransductionCentenariansCholesterol and Cell Plasma MembranesCognitive-Behavioral InterventionsComparative and Cross-Cultural Studies ConditioningConsumer BehaviorCreativityCrime and AgeCritical GerontologyCultural and Ethnic Influences on AgingDeath and DyingDecision Making and Everyday Problem SolvingDeleriumDementia Dementia: Alzheimer'sDemography Dental HealthDepressionDiabetesDiet and NutritionDNA and Gene ExpressionDriving BehaviorEconomics: SocietyEducation and AgingEmotionsEndocrine Function and DysfunctionEnvironmental GerontologyEpidemiologyErectile DysfunctionEthics and EuthanasiaEthics and Medical Decision-Making Ethnicity and MinoritiesEvolution and Comparative BiologyExercise and Physical ActivityExtracellular MatrixFalls Frail ElderlyDisability, Functional Status, and Activities of Daily Living Gastrointestinal System: Function and DysfunctionGender RolesGenerational Differences: Age-Period-CohortGeneticsGerontechnologyGlobalization and AgingGlycationGrandparenthoodHealth Care and ServicesHearingHematology and AgingHistory of AgingHistory of GerontologyHomeostasis, Homeodynamics and AgingHospiceHousingHuman Factors Engineering and ErgonomicsHumorImages of AgingImmune SystemInformation Processing/Cognition InhibitionIntelligenceInternational Perspective on GerontologyLanguage and Communication in AgingLanguage Disorders: AphasiaLanguage Disorders: GeneralLearningLeisureLife CourseLife EventsLife ExpectancyLife ReviewLife SatisfactionLife Span TheoryLiterary Representation of AgingLonelinessLong Term CareLongitudinal StudiesMarkers of AgingMarriage and DivorceMedicare and Medicaid and Economic Policy of Health CareMemoryMemory, StrategiesMenopauseMental HealthMetabolism: Carbohydrate, Lipid and ProteinMid-Life and Later-Life CrisesMigrationMitochondria and AgingMobility and FlexibilityModels of Aging: Invertebrates, Filamentous Fungi, and YeastsModels of Aging: VertebratesModernization and Aging Motor ControlNarrative and AgingNetwork Analysis Neuroimaging (MRI, PET)Neuromuscular SystemNeurotransmitters and Neurotrophic FactorsObesity Obsessive Compulsive DisordersOrganizations On AgingOsteoporosis and Aging Related Bone DisordersOxidative Damage (include Anti-Oxidents)Pain and PresbyalgosParkinson's DiseasePerceptionPersonalityPharmacologyPhysical Therapy and RehabilitationPolitics of AgingPremature Aging Productivity and Age ProstatePsychological Well-Being Reaction TimeReligion and SpiritualityReminiscenceRenal and Urinary Tract FunctionResearch Design and MethodsRespiratory SystemRetirement Self Esteem Self-Concept and Body ImageSelf-Regulation, Health, and BehaviorSexuality, Sensuality, and IntimacySkill AcquisitionSleepSlowing of Aging Smell and TasteSocial CognitionSocial Networks, Support, and Integration Social SecuritySpeech and Communication (speech styles)Stress: PhysiologicalStrokeSuicideSyncopeTelomeresTheories of Aging: BiologicalTheories of Aging: PsychologyTheories of Aging: SocialThirst and HydrationTime: Perceptions and ConceptsTouch and ProprioceptionVisionVolunteer Activity by Older AdultsWidowhood and WidowerhoodWisdomWork and Employment: IndividualWork and Employment: Society